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Exchange Students

International Students & Scholars

Belmont University administers international exchange programs for students in multiple countries around the world. Through these exchanges, American and foreign students have the opportunity to learn at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

Students at our partner institutions have the opportunity to study at Belmont University for a semester or academic year, depending on the exchange agreement. Interested students must first be approved by their home university before applying for exchange at BU.

Exchange Partners


  • Victoria University, (Melbourne)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland)


  • East China Normal University (Shanghai)


  • Regent's University London 
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich))


  • IESEG School of Management, (Paris)
  • KEDGE Business School, (Marseilles)


  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Business, (Vallendar)
  • University of Regensburg, (Regensburg)


  • Seinan Gakuin University, (Fukuoka)

Northern Ireland

  • Ulster University, (Belfast)


  • Inland University (Hamar)

 South Korea

  • Sogang University, (Seoul)


  • Nebrija University, (Madrid)

Admissions Process

  1. Nomination: Students interested in participating in the exchange with Belmont must be nominated by their home univeristy. These nominations should be sent to the Director of Study Abroad at Belmont by March 15 for the Fall Semester and Academic Year and by October 15 for the Spring.
  2. Admission: The International Students and Scholars Office will notify you about the items required for application and processing of your visa. Once all the required documents are recevied, we will send you a Form DS-2019 to take to the American Embassy to apply for your J-i visa. In order to apply, you must make an appointment and pay a SEVIS fee. Individual exchange agreements determine the length of study (either one or two semesters). Contact Shauna Walsh for more information about visa processing. 
  3. Classes: Undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to meet immigration requirements and a maximum of 16 in consultation and approval by your home university. Registration for classes should be completed before appriving to Belmont, in consultation and approval by your home university. 

  4. Housing: All exchange students are required to live on campus and have a meal plan.

  5. Insurance: Belmont has a dedicated insurance provider for our international students. We will purchase a plan on each exchange student’s behalf and then bill their student account for it.

 For additional information about exchange programs, please contact Dr. Witold Wolny, Belmont's Director of Study Abroad.